Development Studies Research Associate - Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods

Development Studies Research Associate - Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods 

About the Organisation:

The GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) is an international consortium of nine research partners aiming to strengthen capacity to address urban, health and education challenges in neighbourhoods across fast-growing cities in Africa and Asia. Our partners include: University of Glasgow, Human Sciences Research Council, Ifakara Health Institute, Khulna University, Nankai University, National Institute of Urban Affairs, University of Rwanda, University of the Philippines Diliman, University of the Witwatersrand.

Summary of Responsibilities: 

  • Take a leading role in the planning and conduct of assigned research, individually or jointly, in accordance with the project deliverables and project/School/College/University research strategy. 

  • Undertake knowledge exchange activity to support uptake of SHLC research by key stakeholders, such as, for example, policymakers and practitioners, community organisations and local residents.

  • Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases, drafting progress reports and papers as appropriate.
  • Establish and maintain your research profile and reputation and that of the School/College/University, including establishing and sustaining a track record of independent and joint publications of international quality in high profile/quality refereed journals, enhancing the research impact in terms of economic/societal benefit, gathering indicators of esteem and identifying opportunities for knowledge exchange.
  • Survey the research literature and environment, understand the research challenges associated with the project and subject area, and develop/implement a suitable research strategy.
  • Present work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance the research profile of the School/College/University.
  • Take a leading role in the identification of potential funding sources and assist in the development of proposals to secure funding from internal and external bodies to support future research.
  • Take a leading role in developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across the project and in the broader School/College/University and wider community (including Academic and other collaborators/partners).
  • Take a leading role in team/group meetings/seminars/workshops and School research group activities to enhance the wider knowledge, outputs and culture of the School/College/University.
  • Take a leading role in the organisation, supervision, mentoring and training of undergraduate and/or postgraduate students and less experienced members of the project team to ensure their effective development.
  • Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the project and School, including budgets/expenditure.
  • Make a contribution to teaching activities and associated admin as assigned by the Head of School and in consultation with PI.
  • Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field/discipline.
  • Engage in personal, professional and career development, to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory.
  • Undertake any other duties of equivalent standing as assigned by the Head of School and/or PI.

How to Apply:

For more information and to apply, head to University of Glasgow's Job Site here. 

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